Category Archives: Holidays

Pączki Day (Detroit Style) aka Fat Tuesday

It’s Pączki Day, and in Detroit that means you should be sure to wear your stretchy pants or, as my old friend Denise used to say, your expando clothes! Pączki, or Polish doughnuts, are eaten on Fat Thursday in Poland … Continue reading

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What is Love?

On this feast of St. Valentine, my thoughts are not quiet. It seems as if the evil that is manifest in the happenings of these days is pressing against the screen that guards my spirit. So. I will think about … Continue reading

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The 4th Sunday of Advent

On this last Sunday before Christmas, we open our hearts to God’s gift, as it was prophesied: Isaiah 7:14: The Lord himself shall give you a sign; behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his … Continue reading

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“Hallelujah!” Random Act of Culture

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Christmas Verse

There have been so many poems and songs written for the Christmas season, both religious and secular, that the difficult part about this post is choosing what to include! We first acknowledge that the reason we celebrate Christmas is to … Continue reading

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A Sunday of Joy

This third Sunday of Advent, we rejoice as the celebration of Christ’s birth comes ever closer, as we eagerly anticipate Christmas. Luke 3:15-18 The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be … Continue reading

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Gift Week, Day Five – Your Fondest Wish

Today, I want to know what you would like to have this year for Christmas. I want to know what material gift(s) you want. Is it a particular kind of clothing – perhaps a cashmere coat? Maybe a beautiful ring … Continue reading

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